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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Still a little ODD

So this is my last project as a guest designer for Some Odd Girl.  My project today features the new release image called Corgi:



How totally cute is this image!!!  I mean seriously cute!

For my project I used my Copic Markers to color in the Corgi.  I then created this fun outdoor grassy background using my markers as well.  I then trimmed it and framed the white cardstock with this fun brown pattern paper.  I then cut apart a journaling card for my card sentiment and backed it with the same brown paper.  I covered my card front with blue pattern paper and a strip of the same brown.  The sentiment was attached with foam tape so it pops off the card a bit.


Be sure to check out the Some Odd Girl blog and facebook page for more awesome projects using Digital images from Some Odd Girl!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Feeling a little odd

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing with you another project I created as a guest designer for Some Odd Girl.  This card features one of the latest release images Radish....isn't this the cutest...




and here is my project.



I colored this cutie using my Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then used foam tape to add it to my card front.  I then added the stack of buttons, acrylic word, and ribbon to complete the card.

Love this guy and his little tooth!!  Be sure to check out the other projects made using this new release image on the Some Odd Girl blog.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Friday, August 19, 2016

Summertime Blog Hop with Time For Tea Designs

So excited that today is the start of the Time for Tea Summertime Blog Hop!!



Our designers have created some fantastic projects and are sharing them with you along this hop.

If you came to my blog from the Time For Tea Designs blog you are on the right path...if you didn't be sure to drop over there to not miss a stop along the hop!

For my project I used the new release image Heart Balloon Girl:



I printed my image onto Nina cardstock.  I then colored her with my Copic markers.  I then used a white gel pen to add the polkadots to her dress.  I added the strip of washi to the side of my card front and my card was complete.

Our hop runs until August 31, so be sure to visit all the stops!  Leave comments along the way for your chance at 3 Digitals of your choice from the store and a crafty prize from one of our designers!

Be sure to hop along to the talented Melanie's blog to see what she has for you today...

Happy crafting....Lynda

In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop list:

Time For Tea Designs
Lynda --- You are here
Melanie
Nicole
Denielle
Time For Tea Designs

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Who's a bit ODD??? Me!

I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Some Odd Girl stamps!  I got to work with some of their amazing new release digital images.  For my first project I used the new release image titled Bad Hair Day Sheep...I mean how cute is this image!



For my project I first colored the image using my Copic markers.  I slowly built up the grey layers until I had just the right amount of fluff in places..  I then colored the background.  I decided to add some of these cute flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is a long sticker that I cut into smaller pieces and added it to the card front.




Be sure to check out the Some Odd Girl Blog for other great projects featuring this new release image!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

I try to not miss this fun when it happens...



Be sure to check out all the fun on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog post here:

For my card I used this wonderful new release image from Time For Tea Designs titled Time For Tea Girl...I decided that she was drinking coffee and paired the image with the cute Hero Arts Kelly's Coffee and Donuts sentiment...


I printed the image large in scale and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I needed to have her sitting on something, so I drew this cute wall and then colored it in using colored pencils as well.  I then stamped the sentiment using Memento ink and drew the thought bubble around it.

So...be sure to pull out your favorite warm beverage images and get busy...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, May 28, 2016




T4T Blog Hop 28th May 2016

Hello, Time For Tea Friends!


The Summer months are nearly here yay!, The Wonderful design team are showcasing the stunning new digi stamp designs out today at the Time For Tea store!!! By the way of a blog hop!


Of course to celebrate the new release we're giving you the chance to win 3 Digi's of your choice!



How to Play in our hop!

1. Like us on our Facebook page

2. Leave a comment on each DT’s post during the hop.

3. Once you've been round the hop of the DT blog let us know in the comments below on this post your favourite digi stamp from the release!! (or visit the store and tell us your favorite digi and why!

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If you have you have found my blog coming from Alexandra's... you are on the right track...if not please start at the beginning of the hop to not miss a thing.

For my creation I used this cute new image Time For Tea Girl with this sweetie drinking her cup of warm tea.  I printed the image LARGE onto cardstock.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color her in.  I then backed her onto colored pattern paper and then onto a card base.  I then used some cute blue bakers twine along the edge and finished off the card with this cute FUN paper clip.





From my post you will go to the talented Melanie's blog:

 
Below is the Hop order in case you get lost along the way:
Time For Tea blog:  Time for Tea Designs
-Alexandra – sillybirds.blogspot.com
-Lynda –
positive-force.blogspot.com <===== You are here
-Melanie-
melscraftroom.blogspot.co.uk
-Denielle –
angelhandmadepapercraft.blogspot.com.au
- Carlyann – www.carlyann.co.uk

-Nicole Sweet Designzz
T4T Blog –
Time For Tea blog


Check back on our challenge blog on June 1st to find out who the winner of the hop is!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Growing In Unity winners!!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone that stopped by my blog last week.  I love having the opportunity to share projects made with Unity Stamps!!!

I truly appreciate all the wonderful comments left and wish I could pick every one of you for a prize.

That being said, congratulations to the following two blog commenters. 

Echo Noble and Debra Davison
 
Congratulations!!!  Please email me at dotssecret at yahoo dot com with your mailing address so I can forward that information along to Unity so they can get your prize sent out to you.
 
Have an amazing day!!!
 
Happy crafting....Lynda
 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Growing In Unity Day Five

Welcome to my final day as the Growing In Unity Guest Designer.  I have had such an amazing week and would like to thank Unity for the opportunity to share my love of stamping with you all.  And a special thank you to everyone that has dropped in along my journey this week.


In case you missed my Edit to my post yesterday...I realized when putting my stamped images into the spot where I keep them that the image from yesterday's card was not actually from the same kit as the other cards....so I set out last night to make an extra project for today's post to make up for it.

So, today I have two projects for you featuring the Wildflowers & Wings SMAK 4/14 kit.

This is the original project I created which is a card featuring the butterfly from the kit.  It was stamped with Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  I colored the image using Derwent Inktense pencils.  I then backed the image with blue cardstock and mounted it onto a card base that I covered with this cute pattern paper.  I added the single strip of coordinating cardstock behind the image to balance out the card.  I then went in with a white gel pen and doodled all around the card.



For my final project I went back to the wonderful open flower from the kit.  I stamped it over and over again using Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  In the end I had to make three masks to create this stacked flower arrangement look.  I then colored the image with Derwent Inktense pencils.

I then ran a piece of washi tape thru my printer to get the word on it.  Then put it and a piece of red washi along the spine of the journal.  I then adhered the colored image to the front of the journal.  This journal will be for my June List challenge.  I finished the image putting white and black dots along various parts of the flowers to add some depth and interest.




I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week featuring mostly the same kit, Derwent Inktense pencils and watercolor paper.  I have to say that I am hooked on these pencils now and how vibrant the colors are.

In case you missed any of the projects featured earlier this week:

 
 
 
 
Wednesday's project:   



Thursday's project: 
 


Please be sure to leave a comment on this post and the others from this week as I get to pick two lucky people to win a wonderful Unity prize!!!

Be sure to check back to see if it is you...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Oh...now...time for a shameless plug of sorts because I may still have your attention...

I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit about an organization that I am so proud to be part of....Hearts for Happiness.  This non-profit organization was established by my daughters sixth grade teacher in an effort to promote the spreading of kindness throughout our community.  You see here in our school district each sixth grader is required to participate in twenty hours of community service during the year and this teacher came up with an idea that has done such amazing things.  It started with the hearts...these are repurposed circles from wine barrels...and since we live in the middle of the California wine country it kind of makes sense to start there...well if you press them just so you can bend them into a heart shape.  The sixth graders learned to bend the bands into hearts.  And then we taught them how to tie beautiful bows for these hearts and we set up shop all around the community selling the hearts; in front of our school, at local farmers markets...at a holiday light show.  From the sale of these hearts Random Acts of Kindness are performed by the students throughout our community.  Simple things like baking cake pops and giving them out, recognizing kids on the playground doing kind things for others or as my daughters and I did this past weekend...making coffee filter flowers and leaving them on cars on Mother's Day.

I am so excited to be part of this organization and the message of spreading kindness that it represents.  We are working toward putting together a curriculum and a way to create small chapters of our program across the country...one school and district at a time.  If you could take a moment and like our facebook page....and if you know of a school in your area that could use a little kindness...drop us a message and we can share how you can start a program in your area to teach this wonderful life lesson!

Thank you...kindness matters!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Growing In Unity Day Four

Welcome to day four in my week as the Growing In Unity Guest Designer!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my love of Unity with you and for each one of you that has dropped in to take a peek this week!  I am having the BEST time and so appreciate all the sweet comments.


Edited...I realized this stamp is not from the same SMAK kit...this flower is from the No Clue How Beautiful SMAK 9/15 set...so tomorrow I will for sure have to share two from the other set...sorry for the confusion...I had images stamped ahead and had this one in the wrong bag...  For today's card I am using the Wildflowers & Wings SMAK 4/14 stamp set again.  This time I picked the floral grouping and stamped the image using Stazon ink onto Strathmore watercolor paper.  I colored the image using Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I used my waterbrush to saturate the edges around the image and tore it from the page for a fun distressed look.  I then use the brush to pencil technique to put the darker intense color around the torn edge of the image.



I really like how fun these pencils are to watercolor with. 

I had someone ask me why I was focusing on just one stamp kit.  For me I like to see what all can be done with one kit and decided to challenge myself to see if I could create different  unique looks using the same stamp set and medium this week. 

So there is one more day after today....
 
So, if you missed either of my other posts from this week you can find them here:
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday's project:   

I hope you will drop by again tomorrow to see what my final project is.  Also, be sure to leave a comment along the postings this week since I get to pick two winners that will each receive an awesome prize from Unity!!

Hope to see you tomorrow...
Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Growing In Unity Day Three

Welcome to Day three in my week as the Growing In Unity Guest Designer!!!  I am so happy you have stopped by!  And a special thank you to everyone that has dropped by my blog this week!

Well if you have been stopping by on prior two days you may have picked up on a theme for my cards this week... the Wildflowers & Wings Smak 4/14 kit.  When I was a Growing In Unity gal last year I showcased all five projects using the same paper from the same pad, so I thought this year I would make all my projects using the same stamp set.

For this card I used two images from the kit.  I used Stazon ink to stamp the image onto Strathmore watercolor paper.  I then used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in the image.  I then washed the background with a few of the pencils.  I then scraped the image with my scissor edge to create this rough and uneven look.  I kept it simple and mounted it onto the single cardbase.


 
 
So, if you missed either of my other posts from this week you can find them here:
 
 
 
 
Be sure to leave a comment as I get to pick two names to receive a wonderful prize from Unity.
 
See you tomorrow...
Happy crafting...Lynda